On a September night at Brother Jimmy's, we met.
We started companies.
Now, nearly 7 years later, we wed!
And, boy, we can't wait to celebrate with you.
So, please, join us as we embark on our greatest adventure yet.
With its rippling mountains, dewy forests thick with ferns and lichen, exotic gardens and glittering palaces, Sintra is like a page torn from a fairy tale. Its Unesco World Heritage–listed centre, Sintra-Vila, is dotted with pastel-hued manors folded into luxuriant hills that roll down to the blue Atlantic.Celts worshipped their moon god here, the Moors built a precipitous castle, and 18th-century Portuguese royals swanned around its dreamy gardens. Even Lord Byron waxed lyrical about Sintra’s charms: ‘Lo! Cintra’s glorious Eden intervenes, in variegated maze of mount and glen’, which inspired his epic poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage.
DIRECT FLIGHTS, U.S. TO LISBON
New York City (United and TAP Portugal)
Philadelphia (American Airlines)
Miami (TAP Portugal)
Boston (TAP Portugal)
Washington, DC (United and Lufthansa)
LISBON TO SINTRA
Distance from Lisbon Airport (in miles & drive time)
30-40 minutes, 19 miles via the A37
We recomend taking an Uber or Taxi right from Lisbon Airport.
UberX: ~$24-33 (22-30 euros), UberBLACK: ~$44-59 (40-54 euros)
Taxi Rate from Airport to Sintra
~$65 USD (60 euros)
Additionally, you can rent a car
Rental Car options @ Lisbon Airport: Europcar, Hertz, Avis, Budget + others.
WEDDING EVENT LOCATIONS
The Monastery at Penha Longa - Welcome Party
Set among rolling hills, lush gardens and tranquil mountain lakes, Penha Longa offers a rare opportunity to explore the breathtaking beauty of Sintra mountains, while enjoying elegant, world-class dining, in a converted 14th century monastery.
São Martinho Church, Sintra - Ceremony
Steps from Sintra’s historic center (and on the way to the Reception), this Romanesque church dates back to the second half of the 12th century. It's since been updated in in the Gothic style in the 13th Century, rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake, and in 2018 will witness the inauguration of our lives together.
Pálacio Seteais, Sintra - R&R, Cocktails, Reception, Farewell Brunch
This 18th century neoclassical palace was built in 1787 and occupies a prime position on the edge of the Serra de Sintra overlooking the countryside and town. It is surrounded by extensive gardens with many fruit trees and features inspired by the then popular Romantic movement. Listed by UNESCO as part of the Sintra World Heritage site, it is now the five star Tivoli-Palacio de Seteais Hotel where our guests are welcome to stay.
EARLY ARRIVALS, LATE STAYS
If you're thinking of making "a trip of it" we say, AWESOME! We'd recommend staying in near by Lisbon at least a night. Below are some hotel recommendations that have been made for you in Lisbon
In April, the average weather is 59°F in Sintra, Portugal.
Daytime temperatures will generally reach highs around 64°F.
At night the average minimum temperature could drop down to around 50°F.
Be sure to check back frequently as we continue to make updates to this section
Thursday, April 12th, 2018
9p - Welcome Drinks at Cafe Paris in Sintra Village
Are you as excited to be in Portugal as we are, so much so you're arriving early? Great! Join us for some welcome drinks right in town, bar TBD. Come whenever you arrive, and come as you are.
Dress Code - Jet Lagged (aka Casual Dressy)
Friday, April 13th, 2018
10a - Join Clara for Expedition: Sintra
Join us on an exploration of Sintra’s hallowed sites starting with a hike up to the Castelo dos Mouros. (meet at Cafe Paris)
10a - 2v2 World Cup tourney @ Palácio Seteais
When you're in the homeland of World's best soccer player, you have to lace them up right? World Cup is a game Grant grew up playing at Delbarton. Bring some sneakers, absolutely no soccer skills required.
7p - Welcome Party @ the Monastery of Penha Longa
Let’s kick off the wedding weekend with drinks and bites at Penha Longa in the rolling hills of the Sintra Cascais Nature Reserve
Dress Code: Cocktail Attire
*Buses will collect guests staying at Palácio Seteais at 6pm & 6:30pm. Buses will collect all other guests at the Museu do Brinquedo at 6pm & 6:30pm
Saturday, April 14th, 2018
Morning - Seize the day and take in the amazing sites and activities this enchanted place has to offer. Check out the Activities page for inspiration. And, for anyone seeking more R&R, all de Hewit guests are invited to enjoy the Seteais Palace pool, spa, tennis courts, and lemon groves.
4:21p - Ceremony @ São Martinho Church
The most charming church, right off the central square in Sintra’s historic district. Please join us as the clock strikes Grant’s lacrosse uniform number. Yes way.
Dress Code - Black Tie
6:00p - Reception - Palácio Seteais
Immediately following the ceremony, guests will be whisked away to the Pálacio Seteais for the festivities to begin. Stretch ahead of time. We’ve rented out the whole palace and expect to greet the day together from the dance floor
Dress Code - Wedding Attire minus anything that keeps you from getting down.
Sunday, April 15th, 2018
9a to 12p - Farewell Brunch @ Palácio Seteias
Send off the weekend with one last delicious meal together on the Veranda
Dress Code - Airport Chic (aka Casual)
TIME TRAVEL OPTIONAL
“Eighteen miles and a world away from Lisbon, it’s easy to see why Sintra—with its cool, lush hills and proximity to the Atlantic coast—is where Portuguese royals used to spend their summers.” - Conde Nast Traveler
As we get closer to the big day, you'll be able to sign up for as many (or as few) activities as you'd like.
Below is just an idea of what's available in Sintra, stay tuned!
Quinta da Regaleira
Discover the Masonic Initiation wells and underground passageways
Castelo dos Mouros
Hike Up/Get a ride to this 8th and 9th centuries Moorish castle
Cabo da Roca
Stand on the Westernmost point of Europe in Cascais
Fall in love at the traditional summer resort of the Portuguese court
Take in the views from this hedonistic mix of vividly painted terraces, decorative battlements and mythological statues
Taste the Travesseiros & Queijadas at this historic bakery founded in 1862
Golf at Penha Longa
Schedule a round at Penha Longa - (+351) 21 924 9031
Sintra-Cascais National Park
Get lost in one of the surrounding, lush national parks
Spa, Tennis, Yoga, or Pool
Available for ALL wedding guests at Palacio Seteais- (+351) 219 233 200
WHAT'S A SHOE CONCIERGE?
We’ve rented out the Palace for the entire night and intend to use it. Which means, LADIES: in lieu of handing out flimsy flip-flops, use the welcome bag to bring your own comfortable shoes to change into. Simply write your name on the hang tag, add shoes to bag, and leave it at the Shoe Concierge Drop-Off in your hotel lobby (Palácio Seteais, Tivoli Sintra, or Lawrence’s Hotel). Staying elsewhere? Bring it to the ceremony where there will be a drop-off basket at the entrance. Shoes will be brought up to the Palácio and placed on your assigned seat, for when you need that extra boost of late night comfort to keep the dancefloor going.
WHAT'S THE DRESS CODE?
To alleviate any confusion caused by our inventive vocabulary, may we explain:
Thursday welcome drinks: Casual Dressy
Friday Rehearsal Dinner: Cocktail Attire
Saturday Wedding: Black Tie
Sunday Brunch: Casual (travel attire OK)
WHAT IS THE WEEKEND TRANSPORTATION SCHEDULE?
Friday Welcome Party: Buses will collect guests staying at Palácio Seteais at 6pm & 6:30pm. Buses will collect all other guests at the Museu do Brinquedo at 6pm & 6:30pm
Saturday Ceremony: Transportation will be provided to the church for guests staying at Palácio Seteais. The church is in the heart of town so we kindly ask all other guests to walk
Saturday Reception: Transportation will be provided from the Church to the Palace for all guests
WHAT KIND OF SHOES SHOULD I WEAR?
AT 5’1”, Clara loves heels, but loves dancing the night away more. Wear comfortable shoes, please.
ARE CHILDREN WELCOME?
While we adore children, we look forward to sharing this special time with you, so kindly ask that children not attend the Wedding Ceremony or Reception. We are happy to help arrange babysitters during these events.
ANYTHING TO AVOID?
White. Wear it and risk being sent to Utah.
CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE DIET RESTRICTIONS?
Don’t hesitate to reach out to our magnificent Wedding Planner, Daniela: (+351) 925 843 246